The Urgency of Now

By Wayne Visser

This day, this year, this life
Let me live
In the exquisite urgency of Now
 
Grant me the strength to let go
Of the past
For the past is a ghostly shroud
That can haunt my nights
And cloud my days
Distracting from the urgency of Now
 
Grant me the wisdom to let go
Of the future
For the future is a diaphanous dream
That can transfix my gaze
And disorient my feet
Diverting from the urgency of Now
 
Grant me the will to wake up
To the truth
That Now is all there really is
That the greatest gift of all
To myself and to others
Is to be present in the urgency of Now
 
As for the who, the what, the where
And the why
As for the answers to the eternal questions
That are born of Now
And demand a reply
Let these give me wings in the urgency of Now
 
As for the road, the rhyme, the reason
Of my time
As for the highs, the lows, the journey
That marks my passage
And fades to dust
Let these be for love in the urgency of Now
 
As for the pain, the loss, the dark
Of this life
As for the joy, the gain, the light
That gives me courage
And feeds my hope
Let these steel my faith in the urgency of Now
 
This life, this year, this day
Let me love
In the eternal urgency of Now
 

Wayne Visser © 2015

 

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